ObamaCare Halts New Hospital Construction

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  1. boedicca

    boedicca Uppity Water Nymph Supporting Member

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    Now that we get to read the bill, we keep discovering new ways the government will be able to restrict supply in order to control costs:

    Under the headline, "Construction Stops at Physician Hospitals," Politico reports today that "Physician Hospitals of America says that construction had to stop at 45 hospitals nationwide or they would not be able to bill Medicare for treatments." Stopping construction at doctor-owned hospitals might not seem like the best way to boost the economy or to promote greater access and choice in health care, but that exactly what Obamacare is doing. ...

    Kenneth Artz of the Heartland Institute explains, "Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding." ...

    Obamacare Ends Construction of Doctor-Owned Hospitals | The Weekly Standard

    If the government is preventing the development of new supply, then the rationing of remaining supply becomes the top agenda item.

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